Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives amongst rocks, gravel, coral (Ref. 2683) and in submarine caves on the continental shelf and upper slope. Nocturnal. Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Protogynous.
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean and Portugal to Angola, including the Azores. Range reported to extend south to northern Namibia (Ref. 27121).
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Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Portugal and Namibia including Madeira and Azores.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 270 mm SL
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Max. size

27.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397))
  • Bauchot, M.-L. 1987 Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3397&speccode=2504 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 300 m (Ref. 2683), usually 30 - 50 m (Ref. 27115)
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Depth range based on 59 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 54 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 60 - 347
  Temperature range (°C): 12.875 - 17.496
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.864 - 25.931
  Salinity (PPS): 35.577 - 38.648
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.755 - 5.219
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.179 - 1.525
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.663 - 7.402

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 60 - 347

Temperature range (°C): 12.875 - 17.496

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.864 - 25.931

Salinity (PPS): 35.577 - 38.648

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.755 - 5.219

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.179 - 1.525

Silicate (umol/l): 1.663 - 7.402
 
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Depth: 0 - 300m.
Recorded at 300 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on fish and small crustaceans (Ref. 5506).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Anthias anthias

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial
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